Friday, November 30, 2012

Nice Going JARPA II

Number for the day: 92.5

What is it?

Percentage of adult female Minke whales taken by the December 2011-March 2012 Antarctic research whaling expedition (total taken: 266 Minke, 1 Fin) which were pregnant at the time they were killed.

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Link -J)

An old number...and in line with previous survey results.

Why have I never heard of it before?

Why am I even asking this question?


The above was stimulated by Justin McCurry's write up on the pelagic whale hunt, an article unfortunately illustrated with an image of the small-scale coastal whaling abattoir at Wadaura, which has nothing to do with the pelagic hunt. (Link)

Does anyone remember where the statistics on the number of tons of whale meat in storage are?

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